10 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own
With all the things I see go wrong in houses, and even the improvements I recommend, a simple set of everyday tools are usually all that’s necessary. I’ve also learned that a lot of homeowners don’t own the basic tools to fix those things.
Whether you own a home, condo, rent an apartment, or even live full time in a van, this list of affordable and easily sourced tools will come in extremely handy. I have even saved you some time and linked an option for all of the tools listed. I know tools can get pricey. You don’t have to buy the most expensive of anything. Just make sure you get what works for you and your family.
Hammer. With a claw hammer, not only can you hammer down nails, but can also use the claw end to put out nails or even rip out some walls.
Screwdriver. A basic set of screwdrivers that include Philips-head and flat-head bit are all you need. You can get an interchangeable one with different tips or just a regular set with multiple separate screwdrivers.
Tape Measure. A 25 footer is all you need for this one.
Pliers. Needle-nose, channel-lock, lineman’s, and vise-grips are the four most commonly used. There’s no need to get all fancy here. Just grab a pair of needle-nose pliers with a wire cutting blade near the hinge to get the most out of your investment.
Utility Knife. This is the one with the retractable blade that goes into the handle. A knife like this comes in super handy with everything from opening packages to trimming plastic and wood materials.
Electric Stud Finder. Takes out all of the guesswork when finding the spot to hang heavy items.
Level. Helps make sure everything you hang or build is straight.
Screws and Nails. Having a variety of screws, nails, and anchors will always be a good idea!
Step Ladder. How else do you expect to reach those high light bulbs or hang that shelf or picture?
Hey, I've been around for a while and have seen a lot of things. This is the same list of tools I've made sure all my kids had when they left home. Trust me when I say, these basic tools with save you time and money for years to come.
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